This morning I embarked upon the latest, and I hope final, proofreadnig of the forthcoming Hooting Yard paperback anthology. As I read, a Great Imponderable occurred to me, and as it happens the ‘I’ in our alphabetic schedule stands for Imponderable.
Why is it, I wonder, that so many of my stories are set in the countryside, and feature peasants and farmyards and rustic squalor, given that I grew up on a suburban council estate and have lived my entire life, apart from about two months in 1980, in what Keith Pratt in Nuts In May calls “the hurly-burly of the urban conurbation”?
Great to hear a mention of possibly the best film of all time.
During a talk at the BFI, Mr. Leigh revealed that he had toyed with the idea of calling the film “Eaten by a Pig”, shedding some light on Keith’s fate as the credits roll.